Employees

Overview of the DEUTZ Group’s workforce

Headcount    
  31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2017
DEUTZ Group 4,645 4,154
Thereof    
In Germany 3,446 3,060
Outside Germany 1,199 1,094
Thereof    
Non-salaried employees 2,732 2,421
Salaried employees 1,825 1,657
Trainees 88 76
Thereof    
DEUTZ Compact Engines 3,752 3,333
DEUTZ Customised Solutions 741 688
Other/Torqeedo 152 133

Further increase in headcount

At the end of 2018, the DEUTZ Group employed a total of 4,645 people, 491 more than at the end of 2017 (a rise of 11.8 per cent). This was mainly due to the sharp increase in the volume of business. As at 31 December 2018, we also had a further 382 people on temporary employment contracts, compared with 423 a year earlier. By offering fixed-term contracts and employing temporary workers, DEUTZ can respond flexibly to any fluctuations in demand. Almost 20 per cent of all staff at DEUTZ had fixed-term or temporary contracts as at 31 December 2018.

Around 74 per cent of our workforce was employed in Germany as at the reporting date. Most of these employees were based in Cologne – 2,661 as at 31 December 2018. As at the reporting date, 498 employees of our Company were based in Ulm. Of the 1,199 employees outside Germany, 603 of them work at our DEUTZ Spain subsidiary.

From a segment perspective, DEUTZ Compact Engines employed 3,752 people as at 31 December 2018, 12.6 per cent more than it had employed a year earlier. The number of employees at DEUTZ Customised Solutions was 741, up by 7.7 per cent compared with the end of 2017. There were 152 employees in the Other segment at the reporting date, including Torqeedo’s employees.

DEUTZ Group: breakdown of workforce by location

Headcount    
  31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2017
Cologne 2,661 2,356
Ulm 498 450
Other 287 254
In Germany 3,446 3,060
Outside Germany 1,199 1,094
Total 4,645 4,154